Welcome back to this week’s edition of In My Own Backyard.
I have lived in the Brant County area for the majority of my life, and I had no idea until last year that I had a lavender farm right here in my own backyard (notwithstanding that I drove right by the street that it was on every weekend).
I have seen many pictures on Instagram of lavender farms and I have always wanted to see one, so I googled. Low and behold there it was! Literally in my own backyard!
The Lavender Farm – In My Own Backyard
The Lavender Farm has been in the family since 1882 when Bob’s grandparents began farming. In 1970 Bob and his new wife Barb, moved in and began farming the land. With the farming markets rapidly declining, Bob and Barb were left with a farm and barns and weren’t sure what to do with them and where they went from here. In 2011, they planted their first 600 lavender plants, and have continued to expand the lavender fields ever since.
When visiting The Lavender Farm, your senses will be filled with the heavenly smell of lavender. If you are having a difficult time leaving the smell, you can visit the small store on site to purchase some homemade lavender products.
If you fall in love with this lavender farm like I did, you can say your I Do’s in the middle of the lavender field and celebrate the beginning of your new life in one of the barns. Lavender fields are where dreams can come true.
Thank you for joining me this week In My Own Backyard. If you are in the area, you might also be interested in visiting one of Ontario’s largest cities.
I’m off to explore some more In My Own Backyard. Remember to take time to stop and smell the lavender……until next week!
Welcome back to this week’s feature of In My Own Backyard! This week join me for a leisurely dinner cruise down the Grand River onboard one of Grand River Dinner Cruise’s three boats, the Grand River Princess, Grand River Queen, or Grand River Belle.
Since international travel has come to a complete halt for the unforseeable future, now is the perfect time to start exploring areas in our own Province (Ontarians or visitors to Ontario, the Explore series is for you).
After being cooped up in the house over the winter and with international travel currently restricted, I am sure that many of us will be going on lots of roadtrips this summer. Who doesn’t love a good roadtrip?
A memory popped up on my facebook reminding me that it has already been one year since I have visited the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in Collingwood, Ontario, so what better time to feature the caves than now.
Maintaining a healthy nutrition plan and exercise routine while travelling is a struggle that is very near and dear to everyone’s hearts. Striking that perfect balance between having fun and enjoying amazing food and the fruity drinks while at the same time maintaining our usual nutrition plan and exercise routine can be challenging to say the least.
As travel is currently restricted and adventures are limited, please join me every Wednesday as I share a post featuring a park, a trail, a building, a coffee shop, an attraction, an adventure or just the life of My Own Backyard. Read More